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ERP5 Success Cases

ERP5 has been used for many mission critical projects in different business fields. Each story describes the business needs which have been solved using ERP5, the challenges being met and how Nexedi solved. Each story also described the lesson being learn. Below you can find links to some of the success cases them.


Coramy, a European leader of apparel industry and first user of ERP5, was awarded best ERP implementation project in the special edition of Décision Informatique on June, 21st, 2004. A panel of 40 corporate managers, researchers and journalists voted this award. They recognize the excellence of ERP5 implementation as Open Source / Libre Software in a highly mission critical manufacturing environment. ERP5 is an Enterprise Resource Planning Solution published under Open Source / Libre Licenses. ERP5 main features include customer relation management (CRM), production management (MRP), supply chain management (SCM), product design management (PDM), accounting, human resources and e-commerce. More can be found here.

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WINDELIN - Predictive Maintenance and Optimisation of Wind Turbines using an open-source Big Data Machine Learning Cloud

WINDELIN is a R & D project developed under Eureka programme using machine learning and big data technologies for anomaly detection and predictive maintenance inside wind turbines.

Develop ERP5

Information on how to deploy ERP5 in your company including links to download, documentation, support and forum.

Deploy ERP5

Information on how to deploy ERP5 in your company including links to download, documentation, support and forum.

How to create new User

In this presentation, you will learn how to create new users for your ERP5 instance.

ERP5 Implementation in Aerospace Industry: Integrated Order Management Solution for TerraSAR-X Commercial Service Segment

Airbus DS Geo GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space, holds the exclusive commercial exploitation rights for the TerraSAR-X radar earth observation satellite and uses ERP5 as part of the service segment for the commercial distribution of data from the TerraSAR-X Mission . The initial implementation of the ERP5 for the TerraSAR-X Service Segment was realised by Nexedi and Logica and went into production in 2006, after which Nexedi took sole responsibility for managing the system and its technical evolution.

Complete Coverage ERP Implementation for Japanese Pesticide Producer

Sankei Chemical chose ERP5 because of its ability to implement the highly complex price models used in Japanese pesticide industry. Sankei runs an integrated ERP5 solution to manage pesticide production, purchase, sales, shipment and inventory. Thanks to ERP5s flexible design philosophy, the system could be fully customized to Sankeis business processes including interfaces for electronic trading data exchange with large industry organizations and key customers. The success case shows the importance of client-side project management for an ERP implementation project and why sometimes perseverance is required for a perfect requirement analysis.

Careers and Assignments

In this presentation, you will learn the universal work-flow of careers and assignments and their application within ERP5.

Site Navigation

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IFF and Nexedi bootstraps the Cloudooo Network, a free cloud of universal office document conversion servers

Press release to announce that Nexedi Brasil announces ERP5 Data, an open source ERP solution to sell Governement Data and publish Open Data

Executive - Is ERP5 for me?

Information on how to evaluate ERP5.

ERP5 Accounting Application

ERP5 includes advanced multidimensional analytical accounting. It can fit the needs of small companies, groups of companies, multinational companies and governmental organisations. The ERP5 accounting model combines mutliple accounting plans in a single environment. It supports both private accounting (ex. PCG, OHADA, etc.) and public accounting (ex. M14). ERP5 Accounting has been designed with and certified by chartered accountants.

CAS Simplified Workflow

Example of contract approval workflow. Approval operations are represented by diamonds. Approval states are represented by rounded corner rectangles. The initial state is represented by a circle. Approval states in ERP5 are implemented by "trade_state" category. Diamonds with their incoming and outgoing arrow are represented by "Business Link" in ERP5. Groups (ex. "Approve") of "Business Link" (ex. Legal, Finance, Accounting) are represented by "trade_phase" category.

Factory Simplified Workflow

Example of industrial workflow. Operations are represented by diamonds. Industrial states are represented by rounded corner rectangles. The initial state is represented by a circle. Industrial states in ERP5 are implemented by "trade_state" category. Diamonds with their incoming and outgoing arrow are represented by "Business Link" in ERP5. Groups (ex. "Assemble") of "Business Link" (ex. paint, press, bend) are represented by "trade_phase" category.

Application Convergence

ERP5 started in 2001 as an ERP application that was deployed in a small swimsuit factory. Thanks to its very generic design and REST API, it has evolved over years into a fully integrated application framework that extends towards CRM, ECM, IoT Big Data and social communication.

How to Add People

In this presentation, you will learn how to create new persons in ERP5.

SlapOS Early Success Stories

This document provides a presentation of early success stories of SlapOS as of June 7th 2001. SlapOS success stories were first introduced at the OSCi workshop of the Compatible ONE collaborative research project to an audience of consisting of representatives of companies such as Bull, Intel, Alcatel Lucent, Thales, Orange, Nuxeo, Xwiki, Nexedi, Activeon, eNovance, Mandriva and VIFIB. Success stories were then announced officially during FISL, the largest open source conference worldwide, organized in Porto Alegre (Brazil).

How to Create Sale Orders

This guide will teach you how to create and manage sale orders with ERP5. You will also learn how you can generate the sale packing list related to the order.

How to Manage Support Requests

In this presentation, you will learn how to manage support requests with ERP5 CRM.

How to Prepare Outgoing Events

In this presentation, you will learn how to create outgoing events from a campaign using ERP5 CRM.

How To Try ERP5 On A Virtual Machine

How To showing how to install an ERP5 Virtual Machine (Image for VMWare) preconfigured for a demo company. Using a VM is the easiest and recommended way to try ERP5 using the tutorials of the OSOE project.

How to Link People to Organisations

In this presentation, you will learn how to link people to organisations.

How to Add Organisations

In this presentation, you will learn how to create and manage organisations in ERP5.

How to create Bank Accounts

In this presentation, you will learn how to create new users for your ERP5 instance.

How to Generate Accounting Reports

In this tutorial, you will learn how to generate accounting reports such as a Journal or a Profit and Loss report

How to create Invoice Transaction from Scratch

In this guide, you will learn how to create Sales or Purchase Invoice Transaction from scratch.

How to create a Payment

In this guide, you will learn how to generate a Payment for the related Sale Invoice.

How to create Sale Invoices in ERP5

In this presentation, you will learn how to create invoices to send to your customers. Those invoices are related to sale packing lists, as you might have noticed in the previous tutorial.

How to manage packing lists in ERP5

In this guide, you will learn how to manage the packing lists with ERP5, and generate the related invoice.

How to Create and Manage Products

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create and manage products and services in ERP5.

How to Send Outgoing Events

In this presentation, you will learn how to send outgoing Events with ERP5 CRM.

How to Create a Marketing Campaign

In this presentation, you will learn how to create marketing campaigns with ERP5 CRM, how to edit them and how to open them.

How to Create Sale Trade Conditions

This guide will teach how to create and apply sale trade conditions in ERP5

How To Fix ERP5 Site Consistencies On Initial Setup

A step by step guide to teach how to handle promises and site consistencies within ERP5

Local HTML5 App and central ERP5 to manage supply-production-sales data for 14 companies

GKR international group, the leader of China's rubber industry specialising in rubber planting, processing, sales and R&D, has implemented an exemplary purchase-production-sales data acquisition and management system for its 14 subsidiaries throughout Southeast Asia and China in only 3 months. It was accomplished by developing an easy-to-use HTML5 web application integrated to a central ERP5.

SlapOS powers "TeraLab", Institut Mines Télécom's Big Data Platform

Within three months, Institut Mines Télécom and Nexedi automated through SlapOS the provisioning and operation of clusters of virtual machines that power Terelab Big Data platform. This project demonstrate how SlapOS hyperconvergent operating system can be used to power a corporate Big Data platform with strict security requirements, under strict time and budget constraints.

ERP5 Auto Logout Application

Allows to implement a cookie based authentication policy (i.e. auto logout feature if user is inactive after a configurable time interval)

ERP5 Authentication Policy Application

Allows to implement any authentication policy for an ERP5 Web site like block user after X authentication failures, control quality of used passwords, etc.

ERP5 Calendar Application

This application provides calendar management for ERP5.

ERP5 Budget Application

ERP5 Budget helps manage budgets

ERP5 Immobilisation Application

Immobilisation Template gives the ability to make accountable immobilisations and amortisations in ERP5.

ERP5 RSS Application

Use any ERP5 data to turn it into a RSS feed

ERP5 Barcode Application

Create barcodes within ERP5 and print them

ERP5 Conversion Application

ERP5 Conversion Application allows site administrators to pre convert DMS documents in background to desired formats and save this pre conversion in cache backend (kumodb) so DMS conversion is served instantly

ERP5 OOo Import Data Application

ERP5 OOo Import Data Application makes it possible to import data from Open Office documents into ERP5.

ERP5 ODT Style Application

The ERP5 Odt style used in order to display nice ODT reports.

ERP5 ODS Style Application

The ERP5 Ods style used in order to create OpenOffice's ods files and display Ods report.

ERP5 Advanced Invoicing Application

ERP5 Advanced Invoicing Application provides a generic separation between invoice generation and respective invoice transaction.

ERP5 Email Reader Application

ERP5 Email Reader Application provide the features of an Email reader to ERP5. It consists of a DMS external source, a WebSite and a gadget. The external source is capable of reading email from any POP/IMAP server, store it and index it into ERP5. The WebSite provides a email focused user interface. Gadgets provide access to email from ERP5 main page or from ERP5 KM.

ERP5 HR Application

ERP5 HR provides human resources management inside ERP5

ERP5 Project Application

ERP5 Project application provide project management

ERP5 Inventory Application

ERP5 Inventory application provides inventory for ERP5

ERP5 POS Application

ERP5 POS Application provides POS capabilities within a web based ERP5 system.

ERP5 Payroll Application

ERP5 Payroll generates pay-sheets based on flexible parameters. Multiple legislation can be supported within a single database

ERP5 Forum Application

ERP5 Forum provides discussions / forum for any ERP5 document

ERP5 Forge Application

ERP5 Forge helps software development. It provide a bug management module, integration with version control systems and a glossary module for translation project.

ERP5 Gadget Application

A System to create dynamic portals using draggable and droppable knowledge gadgets

ERP5 Credential Application

ERP5 Credential provides a generic implementation of credential management in applications such as web sites, social networks, self-management of credentials in corporations, etc.

ERP5 Web Application

Simple yet powerful publication system over the web. Can serve any ERP5 object within a custom web design / layout.

ERP5 Consulting Application

Application for consultancy processes covering definition of requirements, categories and tasks.

ERP5 CSV Style Application

Export any data inside ERP5 into a CSV format.

ERP5 Xinha Editor Application

Application enabling use of Xinha Editor inside ERP5 (

ERP5 Slideshow Application

ERP5 Slideshow Application provides a way to turn any web page into a nice presentation which can be shown into a full screen mode.

ERP5 SQL Worklist Cache Application

SQL-based caching system for worklists. This allows to cache object count into a SQL table, reducing greatly the amount of work needed for every worklist generation.

ERP5 MRP Application

Application covering the full range of requirements to manage a production facility: BOMs, Production Orders, Production Reports, Material Requirement Planning, Complex Supply Chains, etc. ERP5's multidimensional model allows for managing multiple independent factories within the same database, either in centralized or distributed mode.

ERP5 eCommerce Application

Application providing a front end to ERP5 for online order management including online shop, online procurement, etc. syncing with an ERP5 back office through the industry standard SyncML protocol.

ERP5 Electronic Government Application

ERP5 Electronic Government Application provides a generic solution for building an electronic government site. It can turn any PDF into an electronic form and save it inside a database for further processing.

ERP5 SVG Editor Application

ERP5 SVG Editor Application provides a web SVG file editing user interface for editing a SVG content inside ERP5.

ERP5 CRM Application

ERP5 CRM provides an extensible solution to track customers, their career history, their relation to organisations and all related events. It includes a flexible workflow based ticket management system to support sales opportunities, support requests and non conformance reports. It can act as a consolidation solution for all contact information in an organisation with full multidimensional classification and built-in LDAP interfacing.

ERP5 KM Application

Application to organize documents and content for organizations or communities with a large number of participant or high amount of information.

ERP5 Invoicing Application

Application to generate invoices in ERP5.

ERP5 Trade Application

ERP5 Trade provides management of sales, purchasing, packing, delivery and shipping processes.

ERP5 PDM Application

ERP5 PDM provides Product Data Management inside ERP5

ERP5 Banking Application

Solution for central banking, cash management, check management and account management.

ERP5 Base Application

ERP5 Base includes base module for the most common use of ERP5: Organisations, Persons and Currencies.

Nexedi Enterprise Free Software Meetup - Tokyo 2016

Nexedi KK holds a mini event at 31 May 2016 to talk about the latest roadmap and success cases of ERP5 and other Free Software developed by Nexedi group.

Nexedi announces "SlapOS Billing": open source billing platform for Cloud Computing

Nexedi, creator of ERP5 open source ERP and inventor of decentralized Cloud Computing, will introduce at Solutions Linux exhibition in Paris "SlapOS Billing", an open source billing platform for Cloud Computing.

ERP5 Release Information

ERP5 Releases are available as Virtual Machine Image, Appliance and from Git. The Virtual Machine Image and Appliance serve educational purpose and are ideal to quickly try ERP5. The Git Tag points to the source code of ERP5. It is used for installation of development and production systems through the SlapOS decentralized cloud system.

ERP5 Code and Test

Information on how to contribute to ERP5 including authoring and contribution guidelines.

ERP5 Source Code

This page provides information how to download ERP5's source code.

FAQ Create Category Spreadsheet

information on how to fill the category spreadsheet to configure an ERP5 instance.

Testimonials Of Successful ERP5 Implementations

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Zawee runs its local fashion shops and eCommerce web site with ERP5

Zawee run its fashion retail business with two shops in Paris and its online shop with ERP5. Thanks to ERP5 Trade, ERP5 PDM and ERP5 POS, Zawee has complete control over its inventory of clothes, bags and accessories in all variations of colours and sizes. With EPR5 eCommerce Zawee can use the same product catalogue for online and offline sales. ERP5‘s social network integration allows Zawee to motivate its clients to promote Zawee products by rewarding facebook likes with loyalty points for shop discounts.

GKR successfully implements global ERP in 3 months based on HTML5 offline technology

GKR, international group in rubber industry, has implemented in 3 months an exemplary purchase-production-sales data acquisition and management system for 14 subsidiaries in China and south-east Asia, through worldwide deployment of offline HTML5 Application, central ERP5 open source platform and GrandeNet application delivery network.

Nexedi Supports Pyston Development

Last November Nexedi hired Boxiang Sun, key community contributor to the development of Pyston, a performance-oriented Python implementation.

ERP5 Unit Tests

This page provides information how to download ERP5's source code.

Introduction to Accounting with ERP5

Introducing of ERP5 and the ERP5 accounting module

Nexedi releases first open source e-government platform in China for lightning protection based on ERP5

Nexedi released today the first open source lightning protection egovernment platform after studying during 9-months the business process of lightning protection in China. The platform is built on the ERP5 workflow with full customization to Chinese lightning protection business process and decision-making flow, together with modern e-business features: e-signature, document management, real-time image capturing, geo-location, mobile access. etc.

Single integrated front and back office solution to power an eBusiness

Sanef Tolling has chosen ERP5 to power its eBusiness related to management of Electronic Toll Collection for British citizens driving on French motorways. The Sanef Tolling website and the related eBusiness was able to be launched within one month from the beginning of the project because both the Frontoffice and Backoffice had been fully integrated thanks to ERP5.

Cloud-based financial management and consolidated OLAP reporting for an international NGO

Aide et Action International is a non-governmental organisation focused on achieving access to quality education for all. Based in Genève (Switzerland), the organisation has more than 1000 employees and leads 120 projects all over the world. To improve the quality and transparency of the financial information and to increase the productivity of its financial teams, Aide et Action has deployed a cloud-based ERP5 configuration that covers general and analytical accounting as well as budget management for 30 distinct entities located in 22 countries.

Running a Massive Open Online Course with ERP5 for 1500 students for Technische Universität Dresden and Supinfo

Technische Universität Dresden and Supinfo have chosen ERP5 to power the world-wide first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) teaching Enterprise Resource Planning and the first MOOC which uses machine-learning-based mass individual assessment. ERP5 was used to implement a course management and correction system which allows online assessment and semi-automatic correction of praxis projects. The system allowed to teach and asses 1500 students distributed over 18 countries by a team of 28 tutors with differing experience levels working from nine different sites.

MMC Rus Success Case

MMC Rus runs ERP5 to manage their internal contract and organisation approving procedures information system.

EOS Venture launches the first PSI-accredited equity crowdfunding platform in France built with open-source ERP5 and technologies from the French Systematic Cluster

Two months after its launch, EOS Venture is the only PSI ACPR-accredited equity crowdfunding platform in France, is built with the ERP/CRM modules of Nexedi's ERP5 and hosted on SlapOS.